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interesting things to tell republican senators this afternoon. he says he's for corporate tax reform and willing to push fellow democrats on entitlements. is the charm offensive starting to pay off? "the kudlow report" begins right now. first up tonight, a nice 83-point move higher for the dow, makes it ten straight days of gains. we have details of another day of record highs, good evening, ka kayla. >> reporter: jobless claims fell unexpectedly and gave traders more confidence in growth. the dow sitting above 14,500. up 83 points to 14,539. this month the dow has been up nearly every single day. the s & p within four points. all time record closing here. 1,563. on rising rates on treasuries. the highest yield in a year. low by historical standard. 3.248%. and the year on 390-year, up 10% this month alone. lots moving on the mobile front, larry. google will shut down its e-reader and samsung unveiled galaxy 4. blackberry moved on moves of the z-10. closed down just 4%. jcpenney under the microscope. the credit default swaps, those widened dramatically. fears of liquidity crunch hurt
taxes and pay cuts, instead what they did was they taxed bank deposits. they're calling it a tax. a lot of folks are calling it a seizure. here's what's significant. even small depositors below the insurance threshold are going to get hit. the original number for small depositors below 100,000 euros was 6.5%. they're working in parliament right now about shifting that and any other subsequent plan suggests that if you have insured money it will still get hit. what did we see over the week whend this announcement happened on yesterday? runs on the atms at the banks in cypress because they'd shut down the banks as a result of this. they stopped all wire transfers and you also if you tried to take money out they had partitioned out the amount of money that you were supposed to be giveing to the government each though there hasn't been a vote in parliament. why did cypress need a bailout? its banks are bust. the reason the banks in sicypru they bet the greek debt would not be restructured but it was. that's left a lot of them insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of
a bank at tax plan. now the risks of bank runs and bank collapses mount in this tiny country. we are about to bring you live report from cyprus. but cyprus may have an ace in the hole. it's called russia. the parliament is going hat in hand to russia to save its financial system in return for ownership of its natural gas resources. so do i have this right? the russian money-laundering thugs can save cyprus and maybe europe and maybe the global financial markets as well? it's a very scary thought. however, here at home, american business leaders speaking in one voice in a new campaign to push pro growth corporate tax reform. i like it. the polls show it. there's too much talk about root canal, dent and budge cutting. we need growth, we need optimism. we need "the kudlow report." it begins right now. >>> first up this evening, let's go live to cnbc chief international correspondent, michelle caruso cabrera who joins us from cyprus with the details. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, larry. it's been a day of high drama here in cyprus. just a few hours ago, the parli
a bank deposit tax. sterling is trading lower as they get ready to set out this year's budget expecting to redirect spending to revive growth and deutsche bank lowers its earnings due to mortgage related lawsuits and/ regulator investigations. >>> plenty still happening as we follow the cyprus story for you and explore just what it means for investors across europe and around the world because the market reaction has been relatively muted if you consider the extraordinary nature of these events. cyprus' president is meeting with party leaders this morning after lawmakers last night unanimously rejected a proposed tax on bank deposits. this was crucial to unlocking a $10 billion bailout. the house speaker said the decision had been made for all europeans. >> this decision of the house of the republic of cyprus is protecting all the people of the countries of the european union and this is the main message i want to send tonight to all european citizens. >> now meanwhile cyprus' finance minister is appealing to moscow for help fresh from his talks with his counterpart this morning. discus
spending under control all without raising taxes. as senate depp democrats prepare their own budget plan, can congress and the president reach a bipart san budget compromise any time soon in hampton pearson takes a look. >> house republicans unveiled the blueprint they say balances the federal budget with just spending cuts and no new tax hikes. at the top of the gop list of what's needed to achieve $4.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade is to repeal obama care, cut domestic programs from medicaid to college grants and require future medicare patients to bear more of the program's cost. gop budget pointman paul ryan once again throwing down the gauntlet to democrats. >> we don't think it's fair to let critical programs like medicare go bankrupt. we don't think it's fair to take more from hardworking family to spend more on washington. >> the obama white house wafrted little time in criticizing the budget, when it comes to reducing the deficit the math doesn't add up and the middle class will pay the price. >> this is the alternative to balance. it results in unfair tax hikes
to raise taxes in virginia in order to deal with transportation problems. it's also worth noting that people are noting the absence of those two, and the presence of people like mitt romney who has said he's never going to run again, and a lot of republicans think he has admitted ran a campaign with some flaws along the donald trump and sarah palin raises questions about the absence of mcdonnell and chris christie. there will be a straw poll here. it doesn't mean a heck of a lot other than republicans are already keeping score. and one more thing, jon. yesterday when we were talking about deliberate irs taxes, i said one in ten were delinquent, it's actually one in a hundred. i don't want the irs angry at me. so made a mistake and cleaned it up. jon: all right. one in one hundred, and as you said, we'll see who shows up to the next cattle call for conservatives. carl cameron, thank you. jenna: well, an outpouring of reaction to the newly-elected leader of the catholic church. pope francis planning an inaugural mass in the sistine chapel. he told a crowd of some 100,000 people in
to be? the monopoly man smoking a cigar? let's take a look at the euro. parliament voting to tax -- to not tax bank deposits. that's the latest word. a very fluid situation. much more on "closing bell" next. >> thanks very much for watching "street signs." stick with us. see you at the same time tomorrow. >>> hi, everybody. good afternoon. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the dow and the s&p 500 threatening to do something we haven't done all year. decline for three days in a row. >> shall we panic? i don't know what to do. i'm bill griffeth. stocks are lower. they've been lower all day. we've had just in the last few minutes here, to see if parliament rejected that one-time tax on bank deposits, which was a condition of its bailout plan. now investors are concerned maybe a default by cypress could intensify the euro zone's debt crisis. >> morgan stanley's adam parker, who had been negative says, no, no, no, i'm going to raise targets. in fact, one of the biggest bears turning bullish. why this market still has plenty of room to r
with the plan to tax the bank accounts over there in cyprus. they are going to take a big hit. what might the russians do in response? you might not want to know. >> now, it was one of the hottest real estate markets in the united states and then one of the coldest. once again, it is hot. there is no room at the end or the condo. sue, doesn't miami sound pretty good right about now? >> it sounds so good right now. it's raining again in new york city. you mentioned at the top of the show, cyprus moving the markets up and down. new headlines from cyprus forced a selloff on wall street. we have recovered some of the those losses. we are still down 39 points, though. parliament is meeting now. bertha coombs is monitoring that from the breaking news desk. hi, bertha. >> they have been in session for about an hour now. they are expected to go at least another hour. here are the headlines as we've had them this morning. they are debating this bailout proposal and to a man so far, they are all saying no. the governing party, apparently, has prepared a one-day postpone meant on the vote because at
class will pay the price. >> this is the alternative to balance. it results in unfair tax hikes on middle-class americans and it results in undue burden on middle-class americans. >> this afternoon, the president met with senators from his own party, just the details of the budget plan surfaced and that plan will call for $1.85 trillion in deficit reduction and evenly split from tax increases from closing loopholes and spending cuts. the white house says the contrasting budget plans and the president's blueprint which will be released in early april with negotiations to follow are a return to what washington calls regular order? while both budget plans are dead on arrival in their opposing houses, tomorrow president obama will return here to capitol hill to meet with house republicans in what the white house calls an effort to engage lawmakers in the budget process. it's also being dubbed his charm offensive. for nightly business report, i'm hampton pearson in washington. >> as hampton pointed out, health care costs were a big focus in the house proposal, coming up, we'll talk t
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a balanced approach, combining tax hikes and spending cuts. both sides say they're far from a long-term deal, notwithstanding what the media is calling the president's charm offensive. mike, what are the president and his allies saying about possible budget? >> we're told by a source that president obama told senate republicans, quote, our task is to find common ground, and send a signal that business is on the move. we're told the president expressed interest in new tax revenue and also tax reform. as for senate democrats, their leaders are blasting the proposal that house republicans put forward on the budget, and author paul ryan. >> this budget was roundly defeated last november. i can imagine why they don't get a new dance step here. so until they get off this ryan republican march madness, all this magic he tried to do, we can't work together. if we're going to pass a budget. >> the house speaker, john boehner, the other key leader here on capitol hill, put a marker down saying, no more tax hikes, and no more gimics. >> but republicans reading the details of the democrats' budget say,
to tax bank deposits really royile the markets first thing this morn ing. cyprus? really. jane wells has been asking exactly that question on tw twitter. >> cyprus has a gross domestic product of $24 million. who are these people? we learned they really have a great sense of humor. one ad company parodied new york state of mind with state of mind. ♪ there's no toilets round, just a big hole in the ground ♪ >> see the whole hilarious video on my blog. how did one potential bank tax on an island give everybody a market wedgejy? i asked, it's like fill in the blank. here's responses. it's like a 20 buck battery grounding entire 787 fleet. an unpruned tree in ohio taking down the entire northeastern power grid. like a kim kardashian marriage. only lasts a short while and utterly meaningless. bloomberg banning large sodas. sailing a carnival ship and expecting to make it home. like me giving a rip about honey boo boo's next show. >> i love all of those. >> i liked them all till the last one. jane wells has clearly not redneckognized that's a hot show. >> when you have to subtitle white pe
. if tomorrow you wake up and you find there is a 10% tax on your bank deposits, you will not be happy. if you're a politician in cyprus you're dealing with this and they're bank backing away from it. it was a bad idea in the first place. cyprus needs $10 billion from the european union and the european central bank and they have given others like greece hundreds of billions of dollars. so they're upset. the cypriot banks are insolvent. they're going, they will get a run. melissa: they are insolvent and they will get a run, yeah. >> but it's not cyprus's fault in my view. melissa: doesn't matter whose fault it is if it happens. julia, what is the outcome? what is the domino effect? which if there is a run on the banks there which there certainly will be, should i withdraw money from my bank here? >> no, i don't think so. the structure of the cypriot problem was quite unique the bank assets in cyprus are something like 730% of the country's gdp. it really is is a safe haven for russian investors. that is why when they needed money, there is always going to be some burden-sharing in a bailout. w
meltdown. the parliament rejected an unprecedented tax on bank deposits. that was a key part of the eu bailout terms. the finance minister is in moscow today with mounting speculation that russia could step in with a safety plan to safeguard russian deposits in cyprus. steve sedgwick is in moscow where he caught up with the finance minister there an hour or so ago. steve? >> they turned to russians once again. there's a loan on the table from russians dating back from 2011 so it's not the exception to it the rule for the cypriots to turn to the russians. the russians themselves are indignant they weren't brought into talks. let's hear what he had to say earlier on about the state of the current talks. >> first meeting very constructive. very honest discussion. we underscored how difficult the situation is and we'll now continue our discussions to find a solution by which we hope we will get some support from russia. >> in terms of that support, are we talking about a change of terms for the current existing 2.5 billion euro loan and an extension of 5 billion loan in addition to that? >
but kept the tax benefits to balance the budget, which isn't balanced. gives tax cuts to people that make a million dollars a year, cuts medicaid benefits, privatizes medicare benefits. this is crazy. the problem with paul ryan is people don't believe him any more, simply don't believe him. he may be another sarah palin, his day has come and gone. it is hard to take him seriously if you're a policy person. you can't be a successful conservative or successful liberal, the numbers have to work, you have to be taken seriously, you have to be truthful. that budget was a propaganda document, not a serious budget. i was very surprised at that. >> steve, what did you make of that, insofar as the ryan budget, over 40% of savings are based on repealing the president's health care law which is law of the land, being enacted in over 25 states. is he a serious political figure, a serious policy figure in republican circles? >> he is a serious political figure and a serious policy figure in the republican party, but the governor's criticism about the budget is spot on. its formulations are not based i
in response to cypress' plan for a deposit tax. now it seems like we're shrugging off those headlines. now, shares of hewlett-packard and verizon are helping the dow recover some grounds after upgrades from morgan stanley. verizon actually hitting more than an 11.5-year high today. there's the stock, up 87 cents, 48.89, as you can see on your screen. we're not getting any help from financials today. it's the worst performing sector following suit with some of these european banking counterparts. check out some of these euro financial names that are actually trading here in this country. they're getting knocked down. royal bank of scotland, create suisse, deutsche bank, ubs, war clays, all -- barclays, all of these stocks substantially lower in this country. s&p 500, we are still within striking distance of the record high despite moving lower today, the s&p down more than almost five points as you can see on your screen. is it going to happen this week? are we going to get that big number? we're looking for 1565.15. so close. as always. let's get right to our floor show. we've got traders
happened in benghazi because hillary clinton's e-mail has been hacked. >> brian: it's taxes versus entitlements on capitol hill today. republicans and democrats present their budget plans. but which one is better for your wallet? if you like a light wallet, one might be better. if you want within filled with money, one might be better. >> steve: i want the george castanza wallet. tv anchors are supposed to be ready, aren't they? >> we have breaking news to report to you. fox 54 has just learned that a huntsville news anchor is being proposed on live -- right now. (scream). >> brian: that is great. >> steve: oh, man. meet the anchor who got the surprise of her life on live television. >> brian: that is awesome. >> steve: it is. "fox & friends" hour two for tuesday starts right now. that's why you got to be really careful. we're very trusting of the people behind the scenes who put things in the teleprompter. >> what's funny is it took her a second, you know, fox anchor is being proposed -- oh it came out and then she realized. that's what happens with breaking news. >> brian: you se
billion. >>> a new report shows three of the four companies paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. >>> the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-o
and the latest deposit tax scheme. happy anniversary, apple dividend and it was a year ago when the tech giant announced its dividend in 17 years. will apple succumb to the bigger payout as it faces stiffer competition from samsung. lululemon doing the downward facing dog with the transparency with the iconic black yoga pants prompting the retailer to cut sales guidance and boeing clinches an order from ryanair. of course, we begin with the markets. the dow and the s&p 500 hoping to avoid their first three-day losing streak of the year. wall street will be paying close attention in about three hours from now. that country's parliament scheduled to vote on a proposed tax on bank deposits and the controversial measure appears set to go down in defeat. here in the u.s., policymakers begin a two-day meeting in which they're expected to hold current policy. this is one of the meetings where we will get a press conference and people will be hanging on every word and every use of every adjective coming out of the fed chairman's mouth. are you expecting anything? >> i think that, frankly, we are looki
paying the most in corporate income tax are based out here in the bay area. fourth on the list is wells fargo which paid did the 9.1 billion in income tax. apple ranked third, paying more than 14 billion and chevron in san ramon paid $20 billion in income tax last year. that puts it second overall, the biggest rival of texas topped the list and paid $31 billion. >>> the chp investigates whether reckless driving may have led to last night's fiery crash in walnut creek that killed a motorcyclist. it happened on 680 south of rudgear road around 6:00 p.m. the crash involved four cars, one of which burst into flames. witnesses say the motorcycle and another vehicle appear to be driving recklessly before that crash. services are scheduled today for the three people killed in a daly city crash earlier this month. a viewing is scheduled for 50- year-old yosefa acevado and her 23 and 15-year-old sons. funeral services are scheduled tomorrow. police say the family was pulling out of their driveway when their car was hit by 23- year-old dennis macedo. po
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or to the level of payroll taxes. the idea behind switching to the chained cpi is it will reduce promised benefits, and it's really does help us get to that goal. the question is is this a good way to a college that goal? when we think about slowing the growth of benefits, i think it's important for us to focus not just on the level of benefits but on their structure. so the key russian here is given a level of lifetime benefits, what's the best way to pay that out over a person's retirement. now, what are the key features of social security, it provides a real annuity, and inflation indexed life annuity. that is, and if it's okay for life and they are adjusted for inflation. that's pretty rare in a private market. so it's a valuable thing for most people. it protection not just against outliving your savings but also against inflation. if we think that social security should be paid as a real annuity, one question we have to think about is how do we index benefits for inflation. that is, what is the appropriate cost-of-living measure. there are a couple of different options. there is the cpi-w wh
. >> reporter: well, every year the nfl asked for its employees to be exempt from paying the taxes for the super bowl. it adds up to millions of dollars. the city of santa clara believes it can recoup that lost revenue by being the post city -- host city. imagine in 2016 this being where the super bowl is held. hosting the super bowl gave new orleans a much-needed boost and they will finalize things tonight and city leaders have said they will comply with the request for nfl workers and team members. it works out to be about 19,000 beds we're talking about it. it's a standard demand but cities can choose to shoot it down like miami did in 2010. this year, miami will comply, it just announced. with all of the money the nfl rakes in, one man we spoke to said it can afford it. >> i believe that, you know, the people that go to the super bowl that can afford those tickets, the little bit of the price they have to pay, no big deal to them. the city should be able to reason the benefits -- reap the benefits. >> reporter: super bowl tickets would be exempt from surcharges. one raising $6 million and an
the taxes for the super bowl. it adds up to millions of dollars. the city of santa clara believes it can recoup that lost revenue by being the post city -- host city. imagine in 2016 this being where the super bowl is held. hosting the super bowl gave new orleans a much-needed boost and they will finalize things tonight and city leaders have said they will comply with the request for nfl workers and team members. it works out to be about 19,000 beds we're talking about it. it's a standard demand but cities can choose to shoot it down like miami did in 2010. this year, miami will comply, it just announced. with all of the money the nfl rakes in, one man we spoke to said it can afford it. >> i believe that, you know, the people that go to the super bowl that can afford those tickets, the little bit of the price they have to pay, no big deal to them. the city should be able to reason the benefits -- reap the benefits. >> reporter: super bowl tickets would be exempt from surcharges. one raising $6 million and another that would have raised $25,000 to fund
a tax hike, that drove us far into the red. but other numbers are more horrifying, roughly 800 americans lost limbs, many tens of thousands of more are fighting ptsd, dealing with traumatic brain injury, and the iraqis are still suffering. the wave of bombings in iraq marked the tenth anniversary. dozens died. this was last week, a bloody reminder of the human cost since march 19, 2003, when the first u.s. bombs fell. in the wake of 9/11, president bush and secretary of state colin powell made the case that saddam hussein was set to use weapons of mass destruction. the u.s. invasion was easy, but the mission was not accomplished by that may, even though some insist today u.s. forces did succeed. war planner douglas fife. >> saddam was in fact an extremely dangerous guy. >> martin dempsey. >> today we have in iraq a partner, not an adversary. >> reporter: but 2003 to 2008 was a nightmare of roadside bombs and civil war. a hard lesson. >> we went into iraq without a real plan for how to stabilize the place afterwards. >> reporter: 100,000 iraqis died. nearly 4500 americans lost their lives
. it will call for about $1 trillion in new revenues by closing tax loopholes and about 1 trillion in spending cuts at the same time but no structural changes to medicare and the question is will that get -- do either of these plans get anybody anywhere or is everyone talking to themselves? >> they're talking to themselves. we discussed it yesterday. in the last negotiations you still have the fact there are republicans who think that the republicans gave too much and then there are democrats who think that the democrats didn't get enough. so you have those clashing interests. >> i think what happened in january kind of derailed everything because by having these incremental advances instead of a grand bargain throws off the possibility that you do get the grand bargain. you see both sides digging in making sure they respond to their base saying the types of things that their base wants to hear. >> there's a good piece in politico. i don't know if you saw it that michael allen wrote that really sort of walks through why the grand bargain may never happen and i think -- i don't know if it's ben
to tax private bank accounts up to 10%. and now citizens in cyprus are in panic mode rushing to a.t.m.'s. there's a run on banks there as people try to clean out their savings before the tax hits them. >>ainsley: this is to help bail out the cash-strapped country. something like this, could it happen in america? we're asking our guest stuart varney. good morning. >> theoretically, yes, it could happen here. if congress passes a law which taxes wealth -- that is a bank deposit -- yes, it could happen here. in practice, it will not happen here. >>ainsley: it will be a riot. >> plus america can print its own money. you can print dollars to get out of trouble if you're in extreme situations. cyprus uses the euro, somebody else's currency. >>brian: the problem is this is the deal they cut in order to survive. the e.u. gave them this money and said this is some of the austerity things you must do. >> cyprus is bankrupt. it needed an extra $13 billion to keep going. the europeans said we'll give you the money, but you've got to give some of it back from the deposits of everybody in the c
than 4 5,000 jobs in the last two years. >>> they are paying corporate income taxes based here in and in income tacks and sever ron fuss -- chevron puts it overall on the biggest part of the list and it paid 31,000 dollars. >>> why oracle ceo larry ellison is being asked to reap in again. >>> and some are calling on twitter and the square for him to be a mayor. stay tuned. . >>> welcome back, time now 6:24, police are searching for a bank robber and here is a surveillance photo of the man on landis avenue two weeks ago. he passed note demanding money and he was a latino man, 6-foot tall, weighing between two and three hundred pounds. >>> bay area cities are using new technology to fight copper thieves. they are stealing it from traffic signals and bart tracks, and they get $400 for the recycling tenters and they are fitting 400 to identify where it is friend and they can get evidence about where that copper is stolen. >>> ellison brought the yacht race to san francisco where it will be held later this year and they have fallen short of their fundraising goal leaving san francis
a shot at lindsay lohan. saying people comparing him to the troubled actress should look at her 2012 tax statements. justin deleted that section of the post and said it was wrong of him to say. how noble. >>> julianne hough had reportedly $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her mercedes. the jewelry, given to her by long-time boyfriend ryan seacrest, included a $50,000 watch. >>> ""jeopardy!" had a little fun, at this clue. alex trebek is getting on it. 2009's best vocal went for her where, shocker, she goes off on an ex-boyfriend. a lot of people are picking on her. >> i know. >> everybody loves alex trebek. >>> and speak of kicking people when they're down, bieber going after lindsay lohan? what's up with that? >>> this is "first look" on msnbs. "way too early" starts right now. >>> i think we've had good conversations. but ultimately, it's a matter of the house and the senate, both caucuses, getting together and everybody being willing to compromise. we'll see if we can do that. >> president obama shows a little optimism on capitol hill after meeting with both parties. light at the
check, zero. no new taxes under any circumstances. yesterday paul reid offered a budget that zeroes out the president's health care plan. texas senator ted cruz even proposed a plan to defund obama care himself. with polls showing the president's approval rating dropping, a "washington post" poll put it at 50%, 5 points from a month ago, republicans have decided to stick to their own playbook, obstruct everywhere, hope some of the mud that covers them sticks to the president. steve schmidt is former senior adviser to the mccain/palin '08 presidential campaign and senior strategist on the bush/cheney '04 presidential campaign. robert gibbs was senior adviser for president obama's 2012 re-election campaign and served as white house press secretary. of course, both are now msnbc colleagues. in fact, analysts as well. thank you. steve, i want to start by throwing some dirt ball at you. i don't know how you're going to catch this one. >> yes. >> as we've all watched for the last two or three months now since the horror at newtown, connecticut, where all those 6 and 7-year-old kids were slaug
i'm listening but we've got to begin this talk by raising taxes. and then they got into some policy. >>alisyn: let's hear more about exactly what was said in these meetings. >> one of my favorite moments was when one of my colleagues said mr. president, it is not all that helpful to have you publicly questioning our motives, publicly accusing us of wanting to eviscerate medicaid, for example, simply because we want to call for reform or block grants. >> and his answer was? >> i don't speak nearly as badly about you as some of you do about me. >> who asked that? >> it was jon [inaudible] i thought he did a great job in answering the question. he was deferential in the way he did it. the point needed to be make. the president's response was unsatisfactory. it overlooked the fact that most of the time we criticize him but we generally don't question his motives. we don't question whether or not he generally cares about the american people. that is a problem. that is a difference. >>steve: you can tell the vicious attacks over the last couple of years really hurt. okay, he's up here now
. forget balance. how about a hefty helping of tax hikes? we'll talk to a ranking member. house budget committee, chris van hollen for reaction. even when they say it is not, it is always about money melissa: our top story tonight, there is no stopping the wall street rally. the dow closed at a record high for the 7th day in a row at 14,455. so what are you doing about it? where is your money right now? today's power panel is here with what the average investor should be making of all this lance roberts, chief economistnd ceo of street talk advisors. spencer patton, chief investment officer at steel vine investments. you recognize jonathan hoenig, he is portfolio manager manager at capitalist pig.com and fox news contributor. thanks to all three of you for joining us. lance, let me start with you. the average person is watching this and hearing record, record, record. saying what am i missing? what are they missing? >> well obviously they're missing the market going up but there is kind of this assumption that the average investor has been out of the market three years, four years now
indicating maybe the consumer is not feeling the pinch of higher taxes. meantime, coach popping pre-market on an upgrade from city. as a new report shows that it has been outspending apple in advertising to clench the market share gains it has seen. >> one step closer to getting the 787 back in the skies. the nefaa, a step to ending the two-month long grounding. >> we begin with the markets, by the skin of its teeth, the dow extending the winning streak and posting a record high close for the sixth consecutive day and the s&p closed higher despite hitting fresh five-year highs during yesterday's session. >> the bright spots here is what we saw managed to close higher yesterday were cyclical areas, semiconductors, energy and we had health care participating in that rally and bristol-myers. 11-year highs on that one. >> they screwed up badly and they bought a drug, not unlike glaxo they had, and it was red wine derivative drug and they fell. i will point out that the macarena is central to the thinking. >> really? >> because i went back and looked at this period november 1996 and was
,000 in the bank entirely to those under 100,000 and to keep the tax at 9.9% for those above 100,000 euros in their accounts. if it doesn't sound much different from the original plan, it's not. it basically exempts those with less than 20,000. on the back of that, we did see markets weak. elsewhere, there has been a weakening, but realively contained one. the ftse mib in italy is down 0.3%. the xetra dax is down by 0.5%. france is weaker. the ftse, as well, down about 0.25%. not too far off the levels we've seen this morning. german economic sentiment did come in roughly in line with expectations, so that helps to keep the bid in the euro, as well. here is the different between spain and italy. italy's ten-year selling off a bit. yield up to 4.66%. spain rallying. it did go to market with three nine-month yields this morning. still below 5%. i mentioned what was happening with the euro. let's take a look now as it continues to go through the different pieces of economic data we're getting this morning. it's still down about 0.11%. yesterday, it was actually stronger. so markets generally
one. give we give away money, about $1.2 trillion. everyone knows the tax code is a mess. economically inefficient. stacked off in times against the middle class. so if we can clean up the tax code that would be beneficial. second, healthcare issue is a very serious one. medicare costs are coming down but there's a demographic that awaits us. 10,000 folks a day are going on to medicare and it is not just medicare issue. it is a healthcare spending issue in this country that's tough on businesses, tough on individual. so if we can do something to help slow that rate of growth and confidently keep it down, that's beneficial for the broad economy. >> americans were according to polls, americans are strongly in favor of gun can control. recent poll, favor background checks. more than half favor banning assault weapons. over half favor banning large magazines. >> that's the reason i think the president is glad to be away from washington, away from congress. there is a level of dysfunction here. the power in this institution is enormous. it takes away from common sense steps. you have the fi
tomorrow morning. there's still no plan here. in fact, you heard about plan a which was to tax deposits. now we have heard that plan b has been rejected by the troika as well. cyprus government said to the troika, their european partners who they want them to lend money to, they said to them, listen, instead of taxing deposits why don't we do this instead. we have a pension fund, we'll raid it, take the cash, turn it into bond and we'll pay it back over time. the troika said that doesn't do anything for you. you still have liabilities. then they said we're also going it try to sell one of the bad banks. and the fact of the matter is if the bad bank were sellable, people like chris flowers and wilbur ross and tim collins would have been here a long time trying to buy it. they said maybe we'll split it up, divide it into the good bank and bad bank. we'll sell the good bank to the russians and the troika said selling the good bank is the easy part. what are you going to do with the bad bank? none of that is going to work. you will hear more about what the hopes are for russia from steve in
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the payroll tax hike, higher gas prices are a reason for concern. >> not only are we paying everything extra, we're paying the tolls, everything is going up but people's salaries. >> i spent a lot of money on gas because of the amount i commute. you just got the pay it. >> reporter: in fact, 72% of americans say the fluctuations in gas prices have impacted their spending, and roughly 23% said they delayed a mayor purchase because of higher gas prices. >> 70% of the economy is based on consumer spending. so you have a trifecta. consumers are concerned about the national economy. they just took a hit in their paychecks as a result of the yroll tax hike, and then on top of that the higheras prices are going to force them to make some decisions that they wouldn't otherwise have to make. so it's very concerning. >> reporter: pain at the pump is something that all americans can identify with. but many consumers say that they work their budgets around higher gas prices because commuting expenses are nonnegotiable. but how do the higher prices impact the rest of their spending remains to be seen. fo
and the nfl is asking for its employees to be exempt from all local taxes and that would free members of the football team from paying a 9.5% hotel tax here in the bay area. one diehard fan said he does not think what the nfl is asking for is fair but he relishes having the super bowl here on home turf. >> reporter: now super bowl tickets will be here and one would have raised $29 million for senior programs. the city will also loose out and city leaders here say all could be made up and we did speak to them and they are expecting to find out why they asked for all of these requests. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> new details, a preschool in livermore was shut down following a series of allegations and it will not reopen any time soon. social services shut down the school on friday when they found two babies were swaddled too tightly. they also found one baby sleeping in a car seat and the other sleeping in a high chair. two employees are now banned from working at any state licensed childcare facility. >>> some counties may be sued for sending low-level offenders to c
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back the tax you have paid last year. it's unbelievable. but in the moment of economic crises quite a few -- but look, he lost a big percent of the vote -- because he had a very strong majority that passed. and then he lost a lot of votes but he was able to give the illusion that it could be the savior in such a difficulty economic condition. >> rose: who will, what's going to happen to mr. monti with the vote. >> it's with -- but it still in politics. i don't know what he will choose. he will take time in order to reorganize the party. it will be almost impossible that he will be prime minister again unless he prolonged it for a limited time. >> rose: he does not have enough votes to make a it. >> but the two chambers had the same power. they're identical so you need the confidence vote in both of them. this is why you read some sort of compromise let's saying organize by the public. >> rose: what did you want. >> i want personally? i was -- i a happy for the result of the elections but i am not active in the italian politics so i look -- hoping for a resolution very soon, you k
they have to in whatever way, shape or form they must to protect their loop holes in the tax code, to protect tax rates. they will do whatever they have to in order to preserve their special interest. so the president has an obligation it reach out to grass roots and to reach out to as many people as we can to participate in our battle for right priorities for the middle class and retiries in this country. >> we have to leave it there. congressman steve israel, thanks for being with us today. >> thanks, andrea. >>> what stories will make the 24 next on "andrea mitchell reports." ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, f
tax cut to the rich that somehow pays for its. what you want details? you know better than that. this is groundhog day in republican politics. soon, they are going to float hillary clinton is going to replace joe biden as vice president again. all of this stuff, the welfare lie, the obama phone lie. the kill medicare budget that we don't have to explain, trust us. it's republicans trying to get traction on stuff they did not get traction on before when they were busy trying not to lose in the november elections and they lost anyway. in that election, it was actually the democrats who really did get traction on part of that issue. it was democrats who did get traction when this tape showed the republicans real argument on this stuff and all the naked behind closed doors glory. the republican's presidential campaign showing 47% of the country was accustomed to voting. romney saying 47% of the country never mind them. this president has bought their votes with all the free obama welfare stuff he has been giving them. that tape is now back in the news in part because we know now, th
. >>> the budget war continues on capitol hill. democrats will release a competing plan which includes tax increases of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. >> it is about two minutes till the top of the hour as we look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. up first, the good. a college student getting the chance of a lifetime when he is asked to perform with billy joel and the singer said yes. [singing] >> one of my favorites. this happened during a question and answer question at vanderbilt university. fresh man michael pollack said it was the greatest moment of his life. for the bad, a proposal ends in arrest in southern california. a man and three buddies face charges for blocking the busy highway to pull off the surprise. the bright side is his girlfriend said yes. >> in jail? >> finally the ugly. what you see is not always what you get. check it out. a teen getting in over his head accepting a bet from his friend to jump into what he thought was a simple puddle. the video has now gone viral. >> that's some ugly. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> goodbye. >> good morning. it is w
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